27 Mar '13, 10am

American Honda installs 1 MW stationary fuel cell system at California campus

The solid oxide fuel cell installation at American Honda consists of five 200 kW Energy Servers manufactured by Bloom Energy , running on natural gas. The fuel cell installation will provide 25% of Honda’s electricity needs for its 1.13 million square feet (105 000 m2 ) of office space, research, design and development operations, and parts distribution centre on the 101 acre (41 ha) campus. The power generated by the fuel cell system would power approximately 750 average-sized homes each day. For each megawatt-hour of power the fuel cell system generates, CO2 emissions will be reduced by 18–25%, according to internal calculations based on the California AB 32 Scoping Plan and data provided by Bloom Energy. Over a project life of 10 years, the system will reduce Honda’s CO2 emissions by approximately 16 million pounds (7250 tonnes). In addition to higher efficiency, the fu...

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